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Collaborative Modelling and Co-simulation in Engineering and Computing Curricula

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Peter Larsen, Professor John Fitzgerald, Dr Ken Pierce



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer, 2020.

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The successful development of Cyber-Physical Systems(CPSs) requires collaborative working across diverse engineering disciplines, notations and tools. However, classical computing curricula rarely provide opportunities for students to look beyond the confines of one set of methods. In this paper, we report approaches to raising students’awareness of the integrative role of digital technology in future systems development. Building on research in open but integrated tool chains for CPS engineering, we consider how this has been realised in two degree programmes in Denmark and the UK, and give preliminary findings. These include the need for ensuring stability of research-quality tools,and observations on how this material is presented in Computing versus Engineering curricula.

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Author(s): Larsen PG, Macedo HD, Gomes CG, Esterle L, Thule C, Fitzgerald J, Pierce K

Editor(s): Bruel JM., Capozucca A., Mazzara M., Meyer B., Naumchev A., Sadovykh A.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Frontiers in Software Engineering Education. FISEE 2019

Year of Conference: 2020

Pages: 196-213

Online publication date: 12/08/2020

Acceptance date: 31/07/2020

Date deposited: 14/08/2020

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-57663-9_13

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783030576622